Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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HDPE resin

Bottles made from Petrothene® LS 9020-46 HDPE resin from Millennium Petrochemicals Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are said to have about three times the gloss and better crack resistance compared to bottles made with standard HDPE.
Mebane Packaging Group?s new eight-station ultraviolet flexo press (above right) produces near-offset quality reproduction for a
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UV flexo technology provides economic relief

Narrow-web UV flexo press allows folding carton converter Mebane Packaging to reduce costs, while it increases flexibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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Expopak lures a burgeoning market in Mexico

The market in Mexico for packaging is once again on the increase. So says Jorge Izquierdo, director of the Latin American office of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
Tom Connelly (above) stands on a catwalk over the discharge station of the #10 press as four-color process-printed watermelon bi
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Chairman of the printed board

Connelly Containers has what it believes is the largest flexo/folder/gluer/stitcher in the world. Four-color process printing can be done directly on triple-wall corrugated board.
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The king of cups (sidebar)

Trademarked cups
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
Controls Product Brief

Visual inspection system

The Cintex (Kenosha, WI) CPI visual inspection system provides real-time data as it inspects up to 200 plastic, paperboard, or single-sided foil packs/ min.


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